By Piers Anthony
Within the wake of technological breakthroughs, a nine-ton prehistoric balook is delivered to lifestyles and befriended through a boy named Thor, but if the turning out to be creature breaks out of his compound, a chaotic romp ensues. Reprint.
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At last he caught up. " he cried. The animal turned, the folds of skin changing. The great head came into view. Thor stared. It wasn't Balook! But it was Baluchitherium. A different one, smaller, under five meters tall at the shoulders, and less heavily muscled. But definitely the same breed. Which was impossible. Balook was the only one of his kind. Suddenly the image of the lie detector returned, the needle reading FALSE. Balookunique? Don Scale must have known there was another one! " Thor looked toward the voice, startled.
But he could hardly condemn her for it. Next day Barb came to him. Her hair was loose, her tresses longer and less curly than they had been two years before. She wore close-fitting blue jeans and a bright green halter. It was obvious that she suffered no embarrassment of underdevelopment any more. "I'll go to the lake, now," she said tightly. Thor realized that this constituted an apology. He was more than ready to accept it. "We don't have to go there," he said. " She looked at him, her brows furrowed.
I never did go in for pro-style romance," she said. " Then she smiled, and it was well worth it. They were friends again. Chapter 5: TREK At last the trek began. They rode astride the giants, guiding them on what was to be a five hundred kilometer haul. Thor was on Balook, Barb on Theria, with baby Blooky tagging along behind his mother. It was Blooky they were most concerned about; the little rhino was small enough to carry on a truck, but would not leave his mother for any extended period.